The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says six governors in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will join its fold soon.
The party’s national spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, also said that 27 APC members in the national assembly would be heading to the opposition party.
The PDP spokesman, who did not disclose the names of the governors and lawmakers, said the move was an aftermath of discussions the party has had with them.
His words: “The party has already concluded discussions with six APC governors and 27 APC members in the National Assembly, who have also drawn their consultations and secured the mandates of their constituents to move to the PDP ahead of the 2019 general election,” he said in a statement.
“The PDP verifies that discussions on control of party structures in the affected states and senatorial zones have also reached advanced stage and would be completed in a couple of weeks after which the governors and lawmakers will announce their defection to the PDP.”
Ologbondiyan said that the lawmakers would move to the party once the national assembly reconvenes.
Speaking further, the PDP spokesman said all grey areas of the agreement, including issues of waivers and accommodation for participation in primaries, were being worked on by the party’s contact and integration committee.